Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Marine Act, the Canada Transportation Act, the Pilotage Act and other Acts in consequence
(2008-05-15)
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 3:43 PM
  • Honourable Lawrence Cannon, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (Transport Canada)
  • Philippe de Grandpré, Legal Counsel (Transport Canada)
  • Janet Kavanagh, Director, Port Policy (Transport Canada)
Bill S-221, An Act concerning personal watercraft in navigable waters
(2008-04-15)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 6:15 PM
  • Sara Anghel, Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs (National Marine Manufacturers Association)
  • William (Bill) Nash, Director General, Marine Safety (Transport Canada)
  • Victor M. Santos-Pedro, Director, Design, Equipment and Boating Safety (Transport Canada)
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 6:10 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Mira Spivak, sponsor of the bill (The Senate of Canada)
Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (railway transportation)
(2008-02-12)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 6:22 PM
  • Brian Jean, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (Transport Canada)
  • Helena Borges, Director General, Surface Transportation Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Jeff Burghardt, President and Chief Executive Officer (Prince Rupert Grain Ltd.)
  • Alain Langlois, Legal Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada)
Department of Industry User Fees Proposal for a spectrum licence fee for broadband public safety communications in bands 4940-4990 MHz
(2008-01-30)
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 6:15 PM
  • Heather Hall, Manager, Emerging Networks (Industry Canada)
  • Stéphanie Isaacs, Director, Government Relations (Montreal Port Authority)
  • Kevin Lindsey, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications (Industry Canada)
  • Jean Mongeau, Vice President, Legal Affairs and Secretary (Montreal Port Authority)
  • Patrice Pelletier, Chief Executive Officer (Montreal Port Authority)
  • Glenn Sheskay, Counsel, Legal Services (Industry Canada)
Examine and report on current and potential future containerized freight traffic handled at, and major inbound and outbound markets served by, Canada’s Pacific Gateway container ports, east coast container ports and central container ports and current and appropriate future policies relating thereto
(2007-11-14)
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 3:43 PM
  • Honourable Lawrence Cannon, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (Transport Canada)
  • Philippe de Grandpré, Legal Counsel (Transport Canada)
  • Janet Kavanagh, Director, Port Policy (Transport Canada)
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 6:23 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 6:26 PM
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 6:15 PM
  • Monica Ell, Director, Business and Economic Development (Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.)
  • Francis Schiller, Secretary (Arctic Gateway Council)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 6:25 PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 9:37 AM
  • Art DeFehr, President and Chief Executive Officer (Palliser Furniture Ltd.)
  • Dan Parkes, Vice President, International Transport and Logistics (Loblaw Companies Limited)
  • Robert Wiebe, Senior Vice President, Transportation (Loblaw Companies Limited)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 6:22 PM
  • Brian Jean, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (Transport Canada)
  • Helena Borges, Director General, Surface Transportation Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Jeff Burghardt, President and Chief Executive Officer (Prince Rupert Grain Ltd.)
  • Alain Langlois, Legal Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada)
Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 9:00 AM
  • John W. Campbell, President, I.L.A. Local 1825 (International Longshoremen's Association Council of Unions)
  • Charles Cirtwill, Acting President (Atlantic Institute for Market Studies)
  • David Cranston, President / Business Agent, I.L.A. Local 269 (International Longshoremen's Association Council of Unions)
  • James Frost, Executive Director (Halifax Gateway Council)
  • John Hamblin, Member of the Board of Directors, Halifax Gateway Council, and President, Clarke IT Solutions Inc. (Halifax Gateway Council)
  • Barrie Hebb, Research Economist (Atlantic Institute for Market Studies)
  • Rob Pittman, Halifax Branch Manager (Consolidated Fastfrate)
  • Fred R. Rhodenizer, Vice-President, I.L.A. Local 269 (International Longshoremen's Association Council of Unions)
  • James Wooder, Chief Executive Officer, Sydport Container Terminal Project (Laurentian Energy)
Friday, February 8, 2008 at 1:30 PM
  • David Chaundy, Senior Economist (Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC))
  • Stephen Dempsey, President and Chief Executive Officer (Greater Halifax Partnership)
  • Dan English, Chief Administrative Officer, Halifax Regional Municipality (Greater Halifax Partnership)
  • Janine Fraser, Policies Analyst (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA))
  • Linda Hutchison, Associate Director of Advancement (NSCAD University)
  • John D. Mabley, Vice-President, University Relations (NSCAD University)
  • Richie Mann, Vice-President, Marketing (Melford International Terminal Inc.)
  • Paul Martin, President (Melford International Terminal Inc.)
  • Bob Stevens, Chief Executive Officer (Melford International Terminal Inc.)
  • John Vickerman, Principal, TranSystems Corporation (Melford International Terminal Inc.)
  • Deborah Windsor, Vice-President, Nova Scotia (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA))
Friday, February 8, 2008 at 9:00 AM
  • Paul MacIsaac, Senior Vice-President (Halifax Port Authority)
  • George Malec, Vice-President, Business Development and Operations (Halifax Port Authority)
  • Karen Oldfield, President and Chief Executive Officer (Halifax Port Authority)
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 6:15 PM
  • Heather Hall, Manager, Emerging Networks (Industry Canada)
  • Stéphanie Isaacs, Director, Government Relations (Montreal Port Authority)
  • Kevin Lindsey, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications (Industry Canada)
  • Jean Mongeau, Vice President, Legal Affairs and Secretary (Montreal Port Authority)
  • Patrice Pelletier, Chief Executive Officer (Montreal Port Authority)
  • Glenn Sheskay, Counsel, Legal Services (Industry Canada)
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 6:17 PM
  • Caroline Casselman, Director, Community and Public Affairs (Canadian Tire Corporation)
  • Patrick R. Sinnott, Senior Vice-President, Supply Chain (Canadian Tire Corporation)
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 10:03 AM
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 6:15 PM
  • Graham Cooper, Senior Vice-President (Canadian Trucking Alliance)
  • Ron Lennox, Vice-President, Trade and Security (Canadian Trucking Alliance)
  • Elly Meister, Vice-President, Public Affairs (Canadian Trucking Alliance)
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 9:35 AM
  • David T. Fung, Chair of the Board of Directors and Chairman and CEO of ACDEG International Inc. (Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters)
  • Jean-Michel Laurin, Vice-President, Global Business Policy (Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 9:33 AM
  • Donald Atchison, Mayor (City of Saskatoon)
  • Doug Campbell, Chief Executive Officer (Prairie-to-Ports Gateway & Inland Port)
  • Randy Grauer, City Planner (City of Saskatoon)
  • Dale McBain, Mayor (City of Moose Jaw)
  • C.M. (Red) Williams, President, and President of Prairie-to-Ports Gateway & Inland Port (Saskatchewan AgriVision Corp.)
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